38 U.S. Code § 1162 - Clothing allowance

The Secretary under regulations which the Secretary shall prescribe, shall pay a clothing allowance of $716 per year to each veteran who—
(1) because of a service-connected disability, wears or uses a prosthetic or orthopedic appliance (including a wheelchair) which the Secretary determines tends to wear out or tear the clothing of the veteran; or
(2) uses medication which
(A) a physician has prescribed for a skin condition which is due to a service-connected disability, and
(B) the Secretary determines causes irreparable damage to the veteran’s outergarments.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 92–328, title I, § 103(a),June 30, 1972, 86 Stat. 394, § 362; amended Pub. L. 94–71, title I, § 103,Aug. 5, 1975, 89 Stat. 396; Pub. L. 94–433, title III, § 301, title IV, § 404(24),Sept. 30, 1976, 90 Stat. 1377, 1379; Pub. L. 95–117, title III, § 301,Oct. 3, 1977, 91 Stat. 1065; Pub. L. 95–479, title I, § 103,Oct. 18, 1978, 92 Stat. 1562; Pub. L. 96–128, title I, § 103,Nov. 28, 1979, 93 Stat. 984; Pub. L. 96–385, title I, § 103,Oct. 7, 1980, 94 Stat. 1529; Pub. L. 97–66, title I, § 103,Oct. 17, 1981, 95 Stat. 1027; Pub. L. 97–253, title IV, § 405(d),Sept. 8, 1982, 96 Stat. 804; Pub. L. 97–306, title I, §§ 103, 107,Oct. 14, 1982, 96 Stat. 1430, 1431; Pub. L. 98–223, title I, § 103,Mar. 2, 1984, 98 Stat. 38; Pub. L. 98–543, title I, § 103,Oct. 24, 1984, 98 Stat. 2736; Pub. L. 99–238, title I, § 103,Jan. 13, 1986, 99 Stat. 1766; Pub. L. 99–576, title I, § 103,Oct. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 3251; Pub. L. 100–227, title I, § 103,Dec. 31, 1987, 101 Stat. 1553; Pub. L. 100–687, div. B, title XI, § 1103,Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4124; Pub. L. 101–237, title I, §§ 103, 112,Dec. 18, 1989, 103 Stat. 2063, 2065; Pub. L. 102–3, § 4,Feb. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 8; renumbered § 1162,Pub. L. 102–83, § 5(a),Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 406; Pub. L. 102–152, § 4,Nov. 12, 1991, 105 Stat. 986; Pub. L. 103–78, § 3,Aug. 13, 1993, 107 Stat. 768; Pub. L. 103–140, § 4,Nov. 11, 1993, 107 Stat. 1486; Pub. L. 105–98, § 4,Nov. 19, 1997, 111 Stat. 2156; Pub. L. 106–118, § 4,Nov. 30, 1999, 113 Stat. 1602; Pub. L. 107–94, § 4,Dec. 21, 2001, 115 Stat. 901; Pub. L. 107–330, title III, § 309(c),Dec. 6, 2002, 116 Stat. 2830; Pub. L. 108–454, title III, § 307(c),Dec. 10, 2004, 118 Stat. 3613; Pub. L. 109–111, § 2(c),Nov. 22, 2005, 119 Stat. 2363; Pub. L. 109–444, § 9(c),Dec. 21, 2006, 120 Stat. 3315; Pub. L. 109–461, title X, §§ 1005(c), 1006(b),Dec. 22, 2006, 120 Stat. 3467, 3468; Pub. L. 110–324, § 3(c),Sept. 24, 2008, 122 Stat. 3551; Pub. L. 111–37, § 3(c),June 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1929.)
Amendments

2009—Pub. L. 111–37substituted “$716” for “$677” in introductory provisions.
2008—Pub. L. 110–324substituted “$677” for “$662” in introductory provisions.
2006—Pub. L. 109–461, § 1006(b), provided that as of the enactment of Pub. L. 109–461, the amendments made by Pub. L. 109–444were deemed for all purposes not to have taken effect and that Pub. L. 109–444ceased to be in effect. See Amendment notes below and section 1006(b) ofPub. L. 109–461, set out as a Coordination of Provisions With Pub. L. 109–444note under section 101 of this title.
Pub. L. 109–461, § 1005(c), substituted “$662” for “$641”.
Pub. L. 109–444, which substituted “$662” for “$641”, was terminated by Pub. L. 109–461, § 1006(b). See Amendment notes above.
2005—Pub. L. 109–111substituted “$641” for “$600”.
2004—Pub. L. 108–454substituted “$600” for “$588”.
2002—Pub. L. 107–330substituted “$588” for “$580”.
2001—Pub. L. 107–94substituted “$580” for “$546”.
1999—Pub. L. 106–118substituted “$546” for “$528”.
1997—Pub. L. 105–98substituted “$528” for “$478”.
1993—Pub. L. 103–140substituted “$478” for “$466”.
Pub. L. 103–78substituted “$466” for “$452”.
1991—Pub. L. 102–152substituted “$452” for “$436”.
Pub. L. 102–83renumbered section 362 of this title as this section.
Pub. L. 102–3substituted “$436” for “$414”.
1989—Pub. L. 101–237, § 112, substituted “Secretary under” for “Administrator under” and “Secretary shall” for “Administrator shall”, and substituted “who—” and pars. (1) and (2) for “who because of disability which is compensable under the provisions of this chapter, wears or uses prosthetic or orthopedic appliance or appliances (including a wheelchair) which the Administrator determines tends to wear out or tear the clothing of such a veteran.”
Pub. L. 101–237, § 103, substituted “$414” for “$395”.
1988—Pub. L. 100–687substituted “$395” for “$380”.
1987—Pub. L. 100–227substituted “$380” for “$365”.
1986—Pub. L. 99–576substituted “$365” for “$360”.
Pub. L. 99–238substituted “$360” for “$349”.
1984—Pub. L. 98–543substituted “$349” for “$338”.
Pub. L. 98–223substituted “$338” for “$327”.
1982—Pub. L. 97–306, §§ 103, 107, 108, substituted “$327” for “$305” and repealed amendment made by Pub. L. 97–253, § 405(d), eff. Oct. 1, 1982.
Pub. L. 97–253, § 405(d), (h), eff. Jan. 1, 1983, substituted “$304” for “$305” after “clothing allowance of”.
1981—Pub. L. 97–66substituted “$305” for “$274”.
1980—Pub. L. 96–385substituted “$274” for “$240”.
1979—Pub. L. 96–128substituted “$240” for “$218”.
1978—Pub. L. 95–479substituted “$218” for “$203”.
1977—Pub. L. 95–117substituted “$203” for “$190”.
1976—Pub. L. 94–433, §§ 301, 404(24), substituted “$190” for “$175” and “the Administrator shall prescribe” for “he shall prescribe”.
1975—Pub. L. 94–71substituted “$175” for “$150”.
Effective Date of 2009 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 111–37effective Dec. 1, 2008, see section 3(g) ofPub. L. 111–37, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 110–324effective Dec. 1, 2007, see section 3(f) ofPub. L. 110–324, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 2005 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 109–111effective Dec. 1, 2005, see section 2(f) ofPub. L. 109–111, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 2001 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 107–94effective Dec. 1, 2001, see section 7 ofPub. L. 107–94, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 1999 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 106–118effective Dec. 1, 1999, see section 7 ofPub. L. 106–118, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 1997 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–98effective Dec. 1, 1997, see section 7 ofPub. L. 105–98, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 1993 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 103–140effective Dec. 1, 1993, see section 7 ofPub. L. 103–140, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 1991 Amendments

Amendment by Pub. L. 102–152effective Dec. 1, 1991, see section 7 ofPub. L. 102–152, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Amendment by Pub. L. 102–3effective Jan. 1, 1991, see section 7 ofPub. L. 102–3, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 1989 Amendment

Amendment by section 103 ofPub. L. 101–237effective Dec. 1, 1989, see section 106 ofPub. L. 101–237, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–687effective Dec. 1, 1988, see section 1106 ofPub. L. 100–687, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 1987 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–227effective Dec. 1, 1987, see section 107 ofPub. L. 100–227, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 1986 Amendments

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–576effective Dec. 1, 1986, but not effective unless benefit amounts payable under section 401 et seq. of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, are increased effective Dec. 1, 1986, as a result of a determination under section 415 (i) of Title 42, see section 107 ofPub. L. 99–576, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Amendment by Pub. L. 99–238effective Dec. 1, 1985, see section 107 ofPub. L. 99–238, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendments

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–543effective Dec. 1, 1984, see section 107 ofPub. L. 98–543, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Amendment by Pub. L. 98–223effective Apr. 1, 1984, see section 107 ofPub. L. 98–223, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 1982 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–306effective Oct. 1, 1982, see section 108 ofPub. L. 97–306, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 1981 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–66effective Oct. 1, 1981, see section 701(a) ofPub. L. 97–66, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–385applicable only to payments for months beginning after Sept. 30, 1980, see section 601(a) ofPub. L. 96–385, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 1979 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–128effective Oct. 1, 1979, see section 601(a)(1) ofPub. L. 96–128, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–479effective Oct. 1, 1978, see section 401(a) ofPub. L. 95–479, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 1977 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–117effective Oct. 1, 1977, see section 501 ofPub. L. 95–117, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 94–433effective Oct. 1, 1976, see section 406 ofPub. L. 94–433, set out as a note under section 1101 of this title.
Effective Date of 1975 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 94–71effective Aug. 1, 1975, see section 301 ofPub. L. 94–71, set out as a note under section 1114 of this title.
Effective Date

Section effective first day of second calendar month which begins after June 30, 1972, see section 301(a) ofPub. L. 92–328, set out as an Effective Date of 1972 Amendment note under section 1114 of this title.
Repeal

Section 405(d) ofPub. L. 97–253, cited as a credit to this section, was repealed by Pub. L. 97–306, §§ 107, 108,Oct. 14, 1982, 96 Stat. 1431, 1432, eff. Oct. 1, 1982.
Disability Compensation and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Rate Increases

For increases in rates and limitations on Department of Veterans Affairs disability compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation, see notes set out under section 1114 of this title.

 

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